The evenings are getting shorter and there is a definite chill in the air. We’ve had a good innings, but we can’t deny it any more….. it’s back to school time. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing! It’s an exciting time – it’s a time to catch up with old friends, hear people’s crazy holiday stories, show off your new haircut and shoes, and start early on those big projects you know you’ll need to hand in later in the year (or start reading through Edubirdie if you already know won’t be making those deadlines without some clandestine help! “He who dares….!”). It’s a fresh start!
Pencil-sharpeners, blackboards and even copybooks have gone into the dustbin of history along with the cane and hopscotch. Modern classrooms are more high-tech than ever, and you’ll need some hot gadgets to keep up. So without further ado, here are 5 tech tools that will make school as fun and productive as possible.
Toshiba 1 TB Canvio Basics USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive – An external hard drive is a must for today’s student. Laptops break, they fail, they go to sleep and never wake up. And when all of your important notes and projects are on a laptop that comes in and out of your school bag 5 times a day every day, and sits open on your desk as you munch your lunch and paper planes whizz back and forth, they are precarious indeed. Backing up your work on a regular basis means that there will be no need to panic if your laptop passes out in a pool of vomit a few days before those final projects are due. We like the Toshiba Canvio Basics – solid and reliable, it could be your lifesaver!
EasyAcc Mini Portable Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone – A portable speaker will come in super-useful in school, either for listening to important and relative Youtube lectures and tutorials, communicating with other members of your project team or showing your friends that hot new song (at break time of course!).
Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand for Smartphones – This adjustable stand for smartphones will be very helpful for recording content in multimedia projects, having hands-free video conferences with other members of your project/class-group and also for showing important videos and content to the class and teacher.
Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Ultra Compact Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank – This portable charger will come in super-handy on those days when your phone is nearly dead and you forgot to tell mum you have football practice after school. Phones die, sometimes at the most inopportune times, if yours does……… you’ll be ready.
iBitz Kids Activity Tracker – This activity tracker gives cool incentives and challenges that motivate you to get more exercise. The more steps you take the higher score you get. High scores could mean a reward from mum. So if the numbers are good, you get some computer time in the evening. This is a great way to be active and to stay healthy.